Although Sancerre may have greater name recognition, the neighboring village of Pouilly-Fume's Sauvignon Blancs are just as good if not better in my honest opinion. The flavor profile is very similar (and very refined) and often shows an intriguing smoky note that gives the wine its name.
Smoky minerals, citrus, green fruit, and grass. This is about as classic as it gets and won't last very long given its relatively low price. This is better than about 75% of the Sancerre in the market right now. It's great on its own but also pairs perfectly with salmon and asparagus, goat cheese, salads, and all seafood.
This is what I'm opening tonight. 100% Sauvignon Blanc. Serve cold.